Wednesday, 24 July 2013

A little update...

I still haven't really gotten my head around the fact that I am officially no longer a student!

Its been a busy few months since my last blog post! 

Firstly, the degree show. I was great to see everyone's Final Major Projects come together, after months of hard work.

The opening night was a success and it was lovely to all celebrate together with a few cheeky drinks afterwards...just a few.

I then had the amazing opportunity to exhibit at New Designers 2013 alongside some very talented people on my course.

Setting up our stand

Other CCAD exhibitors :

We spent a sunny week in London, showcasing our work and being inspired by the work of fellow graduates from around the country.  We were all a little bit overwhelmed with the positive feedback we received from both industry and the general public, and some exciting contacts were made by all! 

I particular highlight of mine, was receiving a 'Golden Ticket' from one of my favorite companies, Tigerprint, inviting me to show them my portfolio.

Celebrating a successful show!

A few weeks after New Designers, I also exhibited at the Home & Gift show in Harrogate with CCAD. Here I had a lot of interest in my work, made more exciting contacts, and I now have my first stockist, Oswell's! 

My handyman helping me set up!

I learned so much from chatting to buyers, and the lovely comments and feedback I received have given me lots of new ideas for future projects. 
CCAD are the only college to exhibit at Home & Gift and it was such an amazing opportunity to gain an insight into the industry as a recent graduate.

I now look forward to seeing what opportunities will hopefully arise as a result of the shows. 

Now time for the real world- eek!


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